Baron Cochrane of Cults
, of Crawford Priory
Crawford Priory is a mansion about 2 miles south west of Cupar, Fife, Scotland. It is a former residence of the Earls of Crawford, Earls of Glasgow and Barons Cochrane of Cults...
in the County of Fife, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801, when it replaced the Peerage of Great Britain...
. It was created in 1919 for the Liberal Unionist politician and former Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department
-Non-permanent and parliamentary under-secretaries, 1782-present:*April 1782: Evan Nepean*April 1782: Thomas Orde*July 1782: Henry Strachey*April 1783: George North*February 1784: Hon. John Townshend*June 1789: Scrope Bernard*July 1794: The Hon...
, the Hon. Thomas Cochrane. He was the second and youngest son of Thomas Barnes Cochrane, 11th Earl of Dundonald. the title is held by the first Baron's grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his elder brother in 1990. As a descendant of the eleventh Earl of Dundonald he is also in remainder to the earldom of Dundonald and its subsidiary titles.
Two other members of this branch of the Cochrane family have also gained distinction. Captain the Hon. Sir Archibald Douglas Cochrane, second son of the first Baron, was a naval commander and politician. Air Chief Marshal
Air chief marshal is a senior 4-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force...
the Hon. Sir Ralph Cochrane
Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane, GBE, KCB, AFC, RAF was a British pilot and Royal Air Force officer, perhaps best known for his role in Operation Chastise, the famous "Dambusters" raid....
, youngest son of the first Baron, was an air commander. Commodore the Honourable Michael Cochrane OBE Royal Navy, younger son of the fourth Baron, has continued the family tradition of Royal Navy service.
Barons Cochrane of Cults (1919)
- Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest Cochrane, 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults (1857–1951)
- Thomas George Frederick Cochrane, 2nd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1883–1968)
- Thomas Charles Anthony Cochrane, 3rd Baron Cochrane of Cults (1922–1990)
- Ralph Henry Vere Cochrane, 4th Baron Cochrane of Cults (b. 1926)
The heir apparent
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is the present holder's eldest son Hon. Thomas Hunter Vere Cochrane (b. 1957)
The heir apparent's heir presumptive
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is his brother Commodore the Hon. Michael Charles Nicholas Cochrane (b. 1959)
The heir apparent's heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Edward Michael Thomas Cochrane (b. 2002)